Video games for children – The best titles for Wii and PlayStation 3
There are some really cool video games out there for kids these days! Some of these are based on characters you probably grew up with. Others are new and fresh on the market and are sure to please. The best thing you can do is read the descriptions and determine what will most appeal to your child.
You really can’t go wrong with Mario! Mario Kart for Wii is a popular title and it even comes with a Wii steering wheel which makes it even more interactive and fun. This title was great fun on the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube, but it’s even better on the Wii. Nintendo has really outdone itself with the new features that come with this title.
Another popular game this year is New Super Mario Brothers. If you’re a fan of the old Super Nintendo side-scrolling Mario games, you’ll love this one too. The difference here is that the graphics are spectacular, new gameplay features have been added, and there is a multiplayer component. Whereas in the past you could only change who was playing one at a time (usually with Mario and Luigi), now you can play cooperatively at the same time. If you own a Nintendo Wii or are planning on getting one, this is definitely a title you’ll want to pick up.
If you have a PlayStation 3, you’ll want to check out Little Big Planet. This game is great for both adults and kids and definitely expands your child’s creativity. You go through and solve puzzle worlds with a “sock man”, and you can even create your own worlds to solve. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving, as there is an entire online community with different worlds for you to solve, created by players from all over the world. There are many thousands of these out there!
Your child will probably also love games based on their favorite movie or TV character. These are popular with kids because they often take aspects of the movie or show and put them into the game. It can be so much fun to play as a favorite character!
There are also learning games out there. If you can find a fun game that has an educational twist, you’ll probably be excited, as will your child. Know that it is possible to find games that teach your child and allow them to have fun at the same time. Reading reviews online can help point you in the right direction when it comes to choosing which video games to buy for kids.